A native of Middleborough, England, James Arthur was born on 2nd of March 1988, to Scottish father Neil Arthur and English mother Shirley Ashworth. When Arthur turned 2 his parents divorced and each settled with new partners. At first, Arthur enrolled at Ings Farm Primary School in Redcar, North Yorkshire and later at the age of 9, he moved with his mother and step father Ronald Rafferty to Bahrain where Arthur attended the local British School of Bahrain.
Later, after his mother and step father's split, he moved back with his mother and two half-sisters Jasmine and Neva and rejoined the Redcar’s Rye Hills School. Apart from Jasmine and Neva he also has three other siblings, Neil, Sian, and Charlotte.
At the age of 15, Arthur began writing and recording songs as an unsigned artist both solo and with bands like Moonlight Drive, Cue the Drama, Save Arcade, and Emerald Skye.
Later, he auditioned for The X Factor with an acoustic rendition of judge Tulisa Contostavlos’s "Young". He was picked by his mentor Nicole Scherzinger as one of the 12 contestants for the live shows. On 9th of December 2012, Arthur won The X Factor with 53.7% of the vote, against Jahmene Douglas who received 38.9% of the vote.
Shortly after that, he came out with his debut single, “Impossible” which went on to sell over 2.5 million copies in the UK and over 2.5 million copies worldwide, making it the most successful single in the show’s history. Again his follow-up single: "You’re Nobody til Somebody Loves You” reached number 2 on the UK Singles Chart. Till now he has released many songs including two albums “James Arthur” and “Back from the Edge”.
His hard work has paid him well with several prestigious awards including “Los Premios 40 Principales” and “NRJ Music Award” for his single “Impossible”. Apart from this, Arthur has also been nominated for BRIT Awards in British Artist Video of the Year and British Single of the Year category and “2017 Teen Choice Awards” for Choice Breakout Artist for his single “Say You Won’t Let Go”.
As per our record, Arthur is currently in a relationship with his ex-girlfriend Jessica Grist, however, the duo once broke up for a brief period but got back together again and are enjoying a relationship better than ever. Besides, Arthur was also once rumored to be in an affair with Rita Ora.
As of now, The English musician has a net worth of $5 million. He earns his salary widely through his career as a musician. With the tremendous net worth, Arthur is living a lavish life.